Accolades: LDG Honored by Shapiro Administration with Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

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PITTSBURGH, PA – Larson Design Group (LDG), an award-winning, employee-owned national architecture, engineering, and consulting firm, is honored to be a recipient of a 2024 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence (GAEE), a program to “showcase the innovative ways we can protect our environment and shape a more sustainable future here in Pennsylvania,” according to DEP Interim Acting Secretary Jessica Shirley.

LDG was recognized for its Desktop BMP (Best Management Practices) Analysis with Non-Intrusive Field Verification project, a remote sensing based agricultural BMP methodology to collect Resource Improvement Practices that were completed and not accounted for with the Chesapeake Bay model. The program makes data collections similar and more time efficient and has been approved as an accepted methodology for all six Chesapeake Bay watershed states, as they work toward the goals of their Watershed Improvement Plans.

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GAEE nominees are evaluated for their degree of environmental protection, innovation, partnership, economic impact, consideration of climate change, sustainability, and environmental justice, and outcomes achieved. Notably, LDG is one of the only for-profit companies on the list of 22 honorees representing organizations across Pennsylvania – serving as an excellent example of the collaborative nature and positive outcomes of a public-private partnership.

“I’m proud of our team’s achievement in receiving this award, as it underscores our dedication to delivering innovative solutions for complex programs,” said Gary Sheets, LDG Operations Manager of Infrastructure and Vice President. “The GAEE also recognizes our emphasis on forging collaborative partnerships that enhance the watershed and the communities where we work and live.”


Founded in 1986, LDG is an award-winning, employee-owned architecture, engineering, and consulting firm offering full-service capabilities and a national reach. For more than 30 years, we have been providing an extraordinary breadth and depth of value-driven solutions to our diverse client base and investing in the sustainable business practices and innovative technologies that allow us to pursue our shared vision: creatively shaping our world. For more information, visit About – Larson Design Group.